Increasing access to higher education for Israel’s Arab citizens is an essential part of realising this population’s potential to contribute to Israel’s economic prosperity and improve socio-economic conditions within the Arab community. Since the 1990s there has been a constant growth in rates of Arab students in higher education: In the 1999-2000 academic year 9.8% of higher education students were Arab citizens, which increased by 2015-2016 to 14.7%. However this number still is lower than … [Read more...]
Profesessor Khamaisi of the University of Haifa describes the unique features of residential housing in the context of the Arab citizens of Israel. Based on questionnaires and interviews with planners, decision makers, Arab public representatives and data collected from the Planning Authority, he identifies the changes and challenges that are occurring in housing configurations of Arab citizens of Israel. Among the shifts and trends the report points out are an intensifying urbanisation, a … [Read more...]
A University of Haifa delegation visiting the Church of the Multiplication following an arson attack. Photo by University of Haifa.
On 27 July a delegation of 17 faculty and leading members of the University of Haifa community visited the Church of Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes following an arson and graffiti attack on the church last month. The hate-crime was strongly condemned by Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, and a wide array of voices from within Israeli society. During the visit, University of Haifa President Amos Shapira said, “the University of Haifa, like most … [Read more...]
EVENT REPORT: Enhancing Access to Higher Education ‒ lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi
Prof. Titi of Israel's Council for Higher Education at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Photo by UK Task Force.
The UK Task Force hosted a roundtable lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi, from Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE), for the UK Friends of Israeli Academic Institutions to learn about its strategy for enhancing access to higher education for Arab undergraduate students and explore opportunities for partnership. In 2012 Israel's Council for Higher Education (CHE) launched a Six-Year Plan to enhance access to higher education for Arab citizens. Increasing successful … [Read more...]